Boat Plans & Kits

If you are a designer who offers plans, or kit boats, we invite you to enter your information in the Directory of Boat Plans & Kits. There is no charge! This is for boats of ANY hull material. And if you’re in the market for a boat to build, this is a fine place to start.


835 results for All Boat Plans & Kits

Smith Island Crab Skiff

Rick Loheed
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The Chesapeake Bay is home to many wonderful work boats, one of the most unique is the tiny Smith Island Crab Skiff. Our team race boat the “Twisted Oyster”, built and raced by a consortium of three friends, has been very successful. The “...

Sampan 36 Houseboat

Reuel B. Parker
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The SAMPAN 36 HOUSEBOAT is a simple, pragmatic floating home suitable for a couple with a child. It is self-contained and intended for use in a marina or at anchor. It may employ an outboard motor, or simply be towed to a semi-permanent mooring...

Half Model Plan PETREL

John Hyslop
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Cutter designed by John Hyslop in 1876. An early combination of English and American ideas, PETREL was designed according to the wave form theory.

You’ll receive 2 pages of plans historical information about the boat and step-by-step...


Paolo Lodigiani
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SCHEGGIA (designed to compete in 10 Foot Class – is narrow at waterline which makes it fast. Thanks to its flare sides stability increases considerably when the boat starts to hee

7.2 Meter PAKETI

David Payne
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate to Advanced

This 24' Australian design provides three arrangements to choose from-a small cuddy, or two cabin styles.

Construction is plywood with a single hard-chine.

Construction: Plywood planking over sawn frames.


13' 9" Willy Winship

John Atkin
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Flat-bottomed sailing skiff. Plans options include cross-planked or plywood bottom.

Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

Alternative constuction: Plywood, glued lapstrake plywood

Lofting is required



John Welsford
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic woodworking skills

Rifleman was intended as an economical planing hulled speedboat suited for coastal inshore fishing. She is built of plywood and is intended for 15/20 hp outboard motors.


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NEW YORK 55 - Fiberglass, steel, aluminum

The first plans to be drawn for this design were for the fiberglass version, currently being built for a French customer. We have already drawn up other vers